Category Archives: Music

Youngstown’s Z104 radio station first in nation to go all-Christmas

It’s back! And a month earlier than last year!

Youngstown’s Z104 flipped from oldies music to holiday tunes on Friday.

“If ever ‘we could use a little Christmas, right this very moment’ it is this year. We simply want to lift people’s spirits,” Bill Kelly, Cumulus Youngstown vice president and market manager, said in a statement.

The station flipped last year at the end of October.

The station will return to oldies music after the holiday season.

Meghan Trainor to release Christmas album

Get ready for “A Very Trainor Christmas.”

Meghan Trainor will release the holiday album Oct. 30.

South Carolina station goes Christmas

Haul out the holly… A South Carolina radio station has made the switch to Christmas music!

“The response to ‘Christmas in July’ was overwhelmingly positive, so we decided to bring a little joy and cheer to Labor Day weekend with a full slate of holiday music,” Steve Sinicropi, the senior vice president and market manager for Entercom’s Greenville-Spartanburg cluster of stations, told WYFF-TV.

You can look up Magic 98.9 on the Radio.com app if you want to give a listen.

Dolly Parton / by Curtis Hilbun // Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Dolly Parton shares duets with Michael Bublé, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and more on new Christmas album

Here’s an amazing musical duo: Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé!

The two have recorded a new Christmas song together and it’s set for release on her new Christmas album due out this year.

“I’m doing a duet with Michael Bublé, a duet with Billy Ray Cyrus, a duet with Jimmy Fallon, a duet with Miley [Cyrus], a duet with my brother Randy, and my niece Heidi is singing on that with us also,” Parton said, Smooth Radio reported. “Then I’m doing several Christmas classics like ‘I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus’ and ‘Circle of Love’ from my ‘Christmas of Many Colours’ movie.”

Of course, we saw Parton appear in in the 2019 Hallmark Channel Christmas movie titled “Christmas at Dollywood.”

Image by Brenda Geisse from Pixabay

Christmas in July with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on WQED

An elf clued us in to see this special treat!

Celebrate Christmas in July with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in concert on WQED 89.3 FM at 7 p.m. July 24!

The concert is a rebroadcast of holiday concerts from the past few seasons. The program will air music from PSO Holiday Pops concerts and holiday music performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass.

Check out more of their programming.

Only 364 days to go…

The Christmas tree in our living room
Fills the room with pine perfume
And colored lights dancing on the walls
While Nat King Cole sings “Deck The Halls”
Don’t you get the sense tonight
That for now the world is right
And as another Christmas ends
My mind drifts and once again
I’m thinking like a six year old
Only 364 days to go

This Brad Paisley song had to work a day later due to leap year.

Enjoy the full song here.